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February 2018

Tranquility and Dzogchen: A retreat at Glentui Meadows, New Zealand

February 1 @ 9:00 am - February 14 @ 12:00 pm UTC-8
Glentui Meadows, New Zealand, 140 Glentui Bush Road, Ashley Gorge 7495 New Zealand + Google Map

Lama Mark will teach various forms of tranquility meditation infused with love and compassion. This will help beginners and experienced practitioners alike, as a preparation to entering the view, meditation and conduct of Dzogchen.

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Vast View – Great Love

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - March 18 @ 6:30 pm UTC-8
Queenstown Dharma Centre, 12 Lake Street
Queenstown, 9300 New Zealand
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Lama Mark Webber brings over forty years of study, practice and teaching, helping to understand both the cause of suffering states and their cessation — a path of freedom, compassion and innate happiness. Always classically grounded in Buddhism and science, using diverse methods, often with humour, he illuminates the most essential points of all Buddhist teachings and meditations. No matter what kind of state, positive or negative: confused, emotionally upset, anxious or happy, dull, joyous, sick or angry, the very basis of all of our experience is unobstructed, luminous and pervaded with great love. The meditations that will be introduced will reveal our mind to be naturally free of all artifice, the ground of all of our experience, called Buddha-nature, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, etc. It is an all pervasive compassionate awakeness, known as bodhicitta. The teachings and meditations introduced will help reveal this essential innate mind.

Sustainable happiness and deep compassion will not be found in chasing and grasping after outer objects, people, places and things. So too, no matter how fascinating, intelligent our thoughts and ideas are they mask the pervasive continuum of awake mind. Naturally at ease in our own skin, vividly awake, abiding in our mind’s basis — inclusive all of experience — is the meditation. Whether day or night, daily life, retreat or no-retreat, bringing bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, to all we do, feel, think and sense for the awakening of all.

Lama Mark builds confidence in bodhicitta, opening up a love of Dharma, mentoring in developing a high level of capacity — strength — through listening, study, reflection and meditation to approach and become familiar with luminous awareness. Then comes the instructions to break-through to reveal this fundamental essence. It is like parting clouds with blazing sun and moon light. With enough capacity, we will know for sure that this natural pervasiveness is the meditation and conduct in every facet of life. This describes the heart of Lama Mark’s guidance and teachings.

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April 2018

Illusion and Great Love: A one month Dzogchen retreat with Lama Mark Webber

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - May 6 @ 2:00 pm UTC-8
Wangapeka Retreat Centre, Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre 355 Wangapeka River Rd R.D.2.
Wakefield , Nelson 7096 New Zealand
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This year’s one month Dzogchen retreat with Lama Mark will be an in depth exploration of the unity of Great Love and the illusory nature of self and all experience.

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May 2018

Meditations on the Vast Expanse: The unity of great love and the illusory nature of all experience

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - June 1 @ 11:30 am UTC-8
Villa Sumaya, Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala Guatemala + Google Map

Please join Lama Mark for a two week meditative exploration on great love and illusion. Held at Villa Sumaya in the tropical region of Lake Atitlán, the retreat is surrounded by three volcanos, open vast sky and magnificent water views.

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June 2018

Bodhicitta and the Illusory Nature of Self and Other

June 30 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 9:00 pm UTC-8
Crystal Mountain, 20300 Porlier Pass Rd
Galiano Island, British Columbia V0N 1P0 Canada
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Crystal Mountain Society is very pleased to announce that for the 18th year Lama Mark Webber will be teaching, leading meditation and guiding practitioners at the Crystal Mountain Summer Retreat.

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